Tony Garza, who just finished a six-year stint as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, is no longer ambassador but he isn`t returning to Texas. Instead, he`s opted to remain in Mexico.
According to Cox News Service
...Garza, a Brownsville native and former Texas railroad commissioner, [and Bush crony]is staying in Mexico City. After six years as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Garza, once considered a rising superstar in the Texas Republican Party, has decided to enter the private sector in Mexico.[U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Will Leave Job, But Not Country, Jeremy Schwartz, , January 18th, 2009]
What will he do ?
Garza said he is weighing several projects in the legal and business fields, and also considering some public policy work. Although he plans to live in Mexico (while probably maintaining a house in Texas), Garza said he has no plans to pursue Mexican citizenship.
In the meantime I doubt Garza will be hurting for cash, however
...In 2005, he [Garza]married Modelo beer empire heiress Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala, one of the richest women in the hemisphere. The melding of political power and money only fueled more speculation about Garzaâ€™s future.
Now that his official ambassadorship is over, Garza is staying in Mexico. According to his own website
, he calls himself an "U.S. Ambassador-At-Large".
In the meantime, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico is being run by Leslie Bassett, Charg?© dâ€™Affaires. It should be interesting to see who Obama installs as Ambassador to Mexico.